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Reflective Essays

Vol 18 No 2

Knowledge as Responsibility: Universities and Society

  • Irit Keynan
Submitted
June 23, 2014
Published
June 16, 2014

Abstract

In this essay I propose three principles that define genuine social responsibility, and I suggest that while universities claim to be committed to this idea, many adopt social responsibility only superficially. Consequently, universities indirectly exacerbate socioeconomic inequalities and overlook their obligation to search for truth.